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Cotton wood canyons this week end (March 3rd)

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I'm new here so sorry if this is a repost, tried the search bar with out any luck. I'm going to salt lake city for the first time this week. I've been checking the weather and it looks like its going to be high 30's early in the week. Is this going to cause it to be Icy? Being from Ohio and only skiing East Coast ice and i'm kind of nervous so i just want to be ready.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 11

You will not encounter any ice this weekend in LCC/BCC (unless you count the ice in your Après-ski beverage). 

There is a storm in progress that should last through Friday, then clear up for the weekend.  You should have a great time!!

 

NOAA forecast for LCC below:

 

 


Tonight: Snow. Low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 25 to 28 mph becoming west northwest 11 to 14 mph. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow. High near 12. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind between 8 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.

Thursday Night: Snow. Low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -19. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph increasing to between 18 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Friday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -19. Northwest wind between 14 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Northwest wind between 9 and 13 mph.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 29.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19.

Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 33.

Monday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and windy, with a low around 18.

Tuesday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 22.

Tuesday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and blustery, with a low around 12.

Wednesday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 20.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank you. So excited and even more now that I know we will have god conditions.

post #4 of 11

Now wait a minute.  I said you will have a great time, but I never promised god conditions wink.gif

post #5 of 11

This is the forecast that counts.

 

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/snow/?area=cw

 

Are you taking skis?  You may want to rent something a lot wider than your usual ones.

post #6 of 11

This is the one that really counts.  It is the most accurate forecast for the Cottonwood Canyons, and it looks pretty darn good.  Storm total for 3/2-3/3 is predicted to be 24"-36".

 

 

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/snow/mtnwx/mtnForecast.php

post #7 of 11
Nuking in Park City. 20-30" forecast through Friday. Roads are extremely hazardous. It's a joke out there.
Edited by Mr. Crab - 2/29/12 at 8:46pm
post #8 of 11

wow what timing. Might be pretty busy though!

post #9 of 11

Can you say Interlodge?   With the snowpack they have, I'm predicting LCC cluster#4%.

 

 

 

 

 

But I still wish I was there!

post #10 of 11

Milford20:

 

In answer to you original question, I don't think ice is going to be your problem.  If I were in your shoes I would arrange to buy a lift ticket and rent skis the night before if possible.  Try See & Ski, or Canyon Sports, there are several of them scattered throughout town, but there are also dozens of other ski shops that would fill the bill.  Get yourself yourself some fat skis and take the shuttle up to Solitude.  I think it is the best place to ski when it is storming.  A lot of protection from the trees, and friendlier terrain for a mid-western powder novice.  Enjoy, it looks like you've hit the Mother-lode.  MF

post #11 of 11

Yeah, back to the ice question... we got a foot last night all over the Wasatch and are expecting/hoping for another foot tonight of champaign powder. What 'll happen is that areas within the resorts that are often closed for avi work will open up gradually as the snow settles for fresh powder skiing. Everywhere else, the groomers, will be rolled out to perfect, velvety corduroy. There will be no ice anywhere in Utah, not much in the way of bumps either. One of the nice things about the weather here is that it will stay in the teens at night and climb to the high thirties during the day with little effect on the snow quality. You hit the right week.

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